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New group targets single-passenger vehicle travel

Monday, April 1, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Jim Wick, former campaign manager for Mayor Steve Adler and leader of the Move Austin Forward political action committee that campaigned for the city’s 2016 mobility bond, has stepped into the spotlight with a new project known as MoveATX. The group made its public bow last week with the release of a survey conducted during last fall’s general election that found Austinites favor transit options that would get them out of single-passenger vehicles. The survey found 75 percent of people want the city to speed up improvements to infrastructure for bikes, scooters and pedestrians. Nearly 50 percent of respondents said they would prefer to use something other than a car as their primary transit method. While public education will be a priority for the group, an early goal will be creating a divided bike lane on Shoal Creek Boulevard to allow easier nonvehicular travel from downtown to North Austin.

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